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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Frodo tells Gandalf he did not know that ______________, or men, could be so great.
2. Upon the hidden door are the words: "The Doors of Durin, Lord of Moria, Speak, _________, and Enter."
3. Whose voice does Frodo hear when he wakes up in a comfortable bed?
4. What has saved Frodo from death when he was hit by the large cave troll?
5. What is the plant the Strider uses to help slow the poison process in Frodo's wound?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who is given the task of deciding which way the journey much continue?
2. How does Gandalf eventually open up the door to the Mines of Moria?
3. What does Frodo decide will be best for the Ring and for his quest?
4. What does Gandalf believe will help them as they head to the Mines of Moria?
5. What are the travelers given by the Elves in order to help their journey?
6. What does Aragorn suggest in order to make the blindfolding fair for those who are traveling?
7. What does Aragorn reveal to the Elves about the demise of Gandalf?
8. What does Bilbo give to Frodo on his last day in Rivendell?
9. In the last stage of their journey, what two directions are the travelers trying to choose between?
10. Why don't the travelers in the Fellowship worry when they get through the door away from the Orcs?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
When Frodo offers the ring to Galadriel, she is tempted to take it, but resists.
Part 1: Why do you think Frodo offered the ring to Galadriel?
Part 2: Why would Galadriel have wanted to take the ring for herself?
Part 3: Why does Galadriel finally resist the ring? What might have happened had she not resisted?
Essay Topic 2
Frodo seems the most unlikely carrier for the Ring, though he willingly takes up the task.
Part 1: Why do you think Frodo is willing to take the ring to Mount Doom?
Part 2: Which other character might have made a good ringbearer? Why?
Part 3: What makes Frodo the right person to take the ring to Mount Doom?
Essay Topic 3
The many identities of Aragorn makes the reader wonder who he really is at various points of the story.
Part 1: Why do think Aragorn takes on so many identities?
Part 2: What does Aragorn's ever-changing identity say about him and about his place in the world?
Part 3: Would it be better for Aragorn to only have one identity? Why or why not?
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